The highlight of my yearly calendar is participating in the Cape Town Carnival.
The Cape Town Carnival is a glamorous celebration of the transformative power of creativity and African identity with its diverse array of communities and cultures.
It is run by a non-profit trust with the purpose of staging this world-class event, simultaneously creating jobs and benefiting the local economy.
Every year the streets of Greenpoint see over 40 000 people lining the fan walk, excitedly waiting to see the floats.
The theme for 2017 was: AMAZA! ~ Ocean Odyssey.
And that is exactly what was seen on the fan walk, from sunny beaches, rock pools & seashells, surfers and sunshine. I loved that this years carnival highlighted the water shortage in Cape Town.
There was also a float made entirely from recycled plastic to depict our polluted oceans.This year I was on the KFM float. The float was titled BEACH HUTS. It depicted the iconic, boldly-colourful huts on Muizenberg.
On top of the float, Carl Wastie was dressed as a life guard. KFM Surf report Deon Bing, was in “Character” as a surfer.
Zoey Brown and Sechaba G were dressed as beautiful beach babes.
I always love getting into character for the carnival. This year I was dressed up as a unique life saver (I gave a couple of hints earlier in the week as to wish float I would be on. (Check out my beach SPEEDO Shoot here)This unique make-up look was created by an amazing team of make up artists working back stage powered by MAC cosmetics. Make-up artist, Esmerie Potgieter, is a regular behind the scenes at the carnival. This year Esmerie made sure my character came to life with loads of colour. MAC Studio fix foundation powder was used on my face. It’s long-wearing, velvety texture allows skin to breathe.
The pop of pink on my lips is from the new MAC lip range: TO MATTE WITH LOVE – Bright raspberry Liquid lip colour. A lip colour that provides a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers. (I was very impressed as it lasted from when we applied it at 5pm till I finished the carnival at 9pm.)My golden tan was thanks to a Caribbean spray tan which I had done two days before the Carnival. On the day of the carnival, I added a bit of a sparkle by using Caribbean Tan Shimmer to add a bit of extra shine to my tan.
Summary of my CAPE TOWN CARNIVAL Look:
Floral Swim-cap: Cape Town Carnival
Tan: Caribbean Tan Shimmer
Make up Artist: Esmerie Potgieter
Foundation: MAC Studio fix foundation powder
Eye-Shadow: Mac Pro Long wear Eye Shadow
Lips: MAC TO MATTE WITH LOVE – Bright raspberry Liquid lip colour
Nails: Candice from Love-It Spa